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2019 Bowling State Tournament Coverage

 

Division II Girls

St. Marys Memorial Brings Home Second Division II Girls Bowling State Bowling Championship, Struthers Madison Stanton Wins Individual Title
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — St. Marys Memorial used a 3-1 win (177-182-171-194 to 178-179-169-188) over state runner-up Bryan in the girls bowling championship round final to capture team state champion honors at the 2019 OHSAA Division II girls bowling state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl Friday.
 
In its sixth trip to the girls bowling state tournament, St. Marys Memorial took home a state crown after qualifying for the championship round as a one-seed. St. Marys Memorial used a 3-1 (181-170-177-186 to 131-196-169-155) victory over eight-seed Minerva in the quarter final round and a 3-0 win (188-172-170 to 148-141-158) against Springfield Greenon in the semi-final round to advance to the final. Bryan qualified for the third time and won its first ever trophy at the girls bowling tournament.
 
Struthers sophomore Madison Stanton used a score of 634 (192-223-219) to bring home a state crown. Lowellville senior Haylie Rotz earned state runner-up honors with a score of 619 (214-184-221).
 
The 2019 OHSAA bowling state tournaments continue Saturday, as Division II boys take to the lanes at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

Division II Boys

St. Marys Memorial Earns Second Division II Boys Bowling State Championship, Belmont Union Local’s Alberto Dunlap Captures Individual State Crown
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — St. Marys Memorial took home its second boys bowling state title, while Belmont Union Local’s Alberto Dunlap earned individual state champion honors at the 2019 OHSAA Division II boys bowling state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Saturday.
 
Earning a 3-0 win in the state final match of the team championship round, St. Marys Memorial used scores of 258-194-219 to top state runner-up Plain City Jonathan Alder, which bowled scores of 201-180-192 in the state final. St. Marys Memorial entered the championship round as the four-seed, but topped Cadiz Harrison Central 3-2 (172-153-239-243-226 to 181-184-183-156-211) in the championship round quarterfinal and earned a 3-2 win over eight-seeded Woodridge in the semifinal (188-215-236-194-203 to 236-206-155-212-179). Jonathan Alder repeats as state runner-up and makes its seventh appearance at the bowling state tournament.
 
With St. Marys Memorial capturing the girls and boys Division II bowling titles, this marks the third time in OHSAA history a boys and girls team was able to secure a first place finish in the same years. This has only been accomplished by Coldwater in 2012 and 2015.
 
Belmont Union Local’s senior, Alberto Dunlap bowled a three-game series of 719 (205-279-235) to take individual champion honors, tying the third-highest three-game score and earning the fifth-highest single-game score in Division II boys bowling state tournament history. St. Henry junior Jordan Thomas finished with a 700 (203-264-233) to earn state runner-up honors.
 
The 2019 OHSAA bowling state tournaments continue next weekend, with Division I girls taking to the lanes on Friday, March 8, and Division I boys on Saturday, March 9.

Division I Girls

Centerville wins second Girls Bowling State Title, Stow-Munroe Falls Jillian Martin notches Division I Girls State Championship
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Centerville captured its second girls bowling team state championship, while Stow-Munroe Falls freshman Jillian Martin captured the 2019 OHSAA Division I girls bowling state championship at Wayne Webb’s Bowl on Friday.
 
In its tenth trip to the girls bowling state tournament all-time, Centerville earned team state champion honors after topping Beavercreek 3-2 (154-163-212-179-159 to 205-133-191-209-150) in the state final match of the championship round. Centerville entered the championship round five-seed. Centerville defeated four-seed Cincinnati Seton 3-1 (145-186-167-170 to 186-160-140-113) in the quarter-final round and one-seed Stow-Munroe Falls 3-2 (190-157-183-184-191 to 176-146-257-225-177) in the semi-final round.
 
Stow-Munroe Falls freshman Jillian Martin earned the Division I individual state title after scoring a 668 (265-213-190). She walks away with the ninth-highest three-game series score and the third-highest single game score in Division I girls bowling state tournament history. Massillon Jackson senior Kailey Bonniwell secured a state runner-up position with a 664 (196-248-220). Bonniwell leaves with the tenth-highest three-game series score in Division I girls bowling state tournament history.
 
The 2019 OHSAA bowling state tournaments conclude on Saturday with Division I boys taking to the lanes at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

Division I Boys

Vandalia Butler Wins First Boys Bowling State Championship, Vandalia Butler’s Drew Sacks Repeats as Division I Individual Champion
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Vandalia took home its first boys bowling state championship while senior Drew Sacks brings back the individual state championship title for the 2019 OHSAA Division I boys bowling state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl Saturday.
 
Vandalia Butler makes its third straight appearance in the boys bowling state tournament. First-seed Butler defeated eight-seed Berea-Midpark 3-1 (227-212-161-205 to 190-186-247-189) in the championship quarter-final round. Butler then defeated four seed Mentor 3-1 (184-202-189-211 to 141-201-236-196) in the semi-final round before topping six-seed Ashland 3-1 (217-183-200-216 to 201-159-244-202) in the final. Ashland exits the state tournament with a runner-up finish in its second ever visit to the boys bowling state tournament.
 
Butler’s Sacks used a three-game series of 752 (246-247-259) to become the Division I boys individual state champion for the second year in a row. Sacks secures the fourth-highest three-game series score in Division I bowling state tournament history. He topped his 2018 state tournament score of 690 (265-211-214). Earning the runner-up award was Beavercreek’s junior Michael Donahue, who finished with a 713 (232-247-234).